Hey. My current computer (laptop) is dying and I’m wanting to replace it within the near future. I’ve found a decent prospect with the following specifications:
*Windows 8.1 644[SUP]th[/SUP] generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Quad Core Processor + Intel® HD Graphics 4600
*17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView WLED-backlit Display (1600x900)
*12GB DDR3L System Memory (2 Dimm)
instead of the i7-4710HQ, choosing
4[SUP]th[/SUP] generation Intel® Core™ i7-4510U Dual Core Processor + 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M Graphics
The first option is a quad core CPU, and the bottom option is a gpu that I found is listed as having 640 CUDA cores. For a laptop, I’m thinking either one will be sufficient, but I wanted to get others opinions because one of these might be significantly better. The price difference is about $150. I’m open to looking at Desktops, but my entire budget can’t go over ~900 USD, and I’d prefer a laptop for the sake of mobility. This specs listed are for an HP Envy model 17 t, and the price varies from $730-875 and which is a promo deal. It’s run on Windows 8.1. I currently run Linux and am pleased, very pleased with the performance in Blender and a little nervous about going back to windows. I don’t use the computer for games or anything intensive besides Blender.
Any input? Let me know. Thanks.